Elementary Education Major (BS)
Our elementary education major prepares pre-service teacher candidates through rigorous interdisciplinary coursework and a variety of field experiences that will enable them to effectively meet the needs of diverse students. Pre-service teacher candidates have the opportunity to participate and engage in communities of practice through student-led Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and through partnerships with trained mentors in local school divisions.
Unique to the University of Lynchburg is our integration of the evidence-based New Teacher Center (NTC) framework for teacher development throughout the undergraduate program. Our elementary education program develops the habits of mind and professional dispositions that lay the foundation and inform the practices of successful educators.
What Will I Study?
In addition to professional education courses, you will explore a wide variety of subjects including the arts, sciences, English, history, social studies, and economics.
You’ll get practical experience through a semester of full-time student teaching, and you’ll be well prepared to pass the tests required for teacher licensure or to go on to graduate school.
What Kind of Job Can I Get?
You will be prepared to teach PK-6 in public or private school settings.
Our program is approved by the Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218
Holly Gould, PhD
Professor of Curriculum and Instruction